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Apr 7, 2013 6:30pm PDT
on, we're going to go apologize to raj and invite him out to dinner. apologize for what? he came over last night with some pretty good news and we weren't very supportive. i sense you're trying to tell me something. you were a colossal asshat. oh. no, i beg to differ. of the three of us, i was by far the most supportive. really? do tell. how will raj ever reach true greatness if his friends lower the bar for him? when i was 11, my sister bought our father a "world's greatest dad" coffee mug and, frankly, the man coasted until the day he died. okay, let's try it this way. what if this people magazine thing is the best raj is ever going to achieve? i had not considered that. come on. i often forget other people have limitations. it's so sad. he can feel sadness? not really. it's what you and i would call condescension. now when we go in there, let's show raj that we're happy for him. but i'm not. well, then fake it. look at me. i could be grinding on the fact that without my stabilizing telescope mount he never would have found that stupid, little clump of cosmic schmutz. but i'm bigge
Apr 26, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. steven? >> reporter: raj, it's been more than a year since 49 states attorneys general settle with the five biggest banks over questionable knorr closure practices. but we found thousands of bay area homeowners still in legal limbo, a quarter of them have been facing foreclosure for three years or more. this process raises questions about how much money the banks are making while the legal process stretches on and on and homeowners to face foreclosure suffer. a family christmas tree stood in the corner of thomas' san ramone home for months after the holidays, a painful reminder of very tough times. >> for the first time in my life i didn't celebrate christmas. >> reporter: no celebration because joji thomas and his family faced eviction from the only home they've known since he and his wife moved here from india years ago. >> they should not do this. >> reporter: in 2011 thomas' mortgaged payment double d and the bank of america representative told him to pay the higher amount. you did everything they asked you to do? >> yes. >> reporter: you believe you complied with everythi
Apr 7, 2013 6:00pm PDT
access group at wgbh let's see, raj was the kung pao chicken. i'm the dumplings. yes, you are. creepy, howard. creepy good or creepy bad? who was the shrimp with lobster sauce? that would be me. come to papa you un-kosher delight. i'm not necessarily talking to the food. sit over there. sit over there. baby wipe? why do you have... no, don't ask! no, don't, don't! i'll tell you why. (groaning) i had to sanitize my hands because the university replaced the paper towels in the restrooms with hot air blowers. i thought the blowers were more sanitary. really, don't. why...? hot air blowers are incubators and spewers of bacteria and pestilence. frankly, it'd be more hygienic if they just had a plague-infested gibbon sneeze my hands dry. hey, guys, i just got the most amazing (high pitched): news... gosh, raj, do you think you'll ever be able to talk in front of me without being drunk? okay, well, i'll just, um, go eat by myself. penny, you don't have to do that. no, it's okay, between him not talking, him talking, and him... i'm better off alone, so... good-bye, you poor s
Apr 5, 2013 6:00pm PDT
with more on this decision and when we could see lower gas prices. monte? >> reporter: raj, good evening. chevron says it plans to resume full production here at the refinery during its second quarter which would be some time between now and june. i spoke to an analyst who said in theory that should mean lower gas prices for consumers, but he also said that predicting gas prices is far from an exact science. it's an explosion and fire last august 6 that chevron's richmond refinery, the plant has been running at 60% capacity as state regulators conducted an investigation. cal osha regulates safety said today it has completed its probe and chevron could take the refinery back to 100% production. >> that was the last regulatory process for us to ensure that there's no imminent hazard to workers in the chevron refinery. >> reporter: gas prices soared to $4 a gallon following the disaster in august and some analysts pointed to the decreased production at the plant responsible for about 15% of the state's gasoline. the u.s. chemical safety board also revealed today findings of the explosion an
Apr 25, 2013 4:00pm PDT
of the viewers had questions? >> we have a viewer, raj. he says, what does cenk do right before you guys go to commercial? it looks like he points towards jayar and says something. >> cenk: raj, i love that you asked that question. the main reason why i point to jayar before we go to break is to see if anybody notice notices. and i say there is jayar jackson. if i have enough time i say there is tim and irina all people you never see--you see them on camera but they never have spoken. they're all part of the "the young turks" network. if you go to our website you'll see them i love it raj. do you have another one for me? >> that's it for you. >> cenk: asked and answer: all right, when we come back, more new york politics. do you remember wiener? he was rising in the polls but now there may be new revelations about wiener that might get him back in trouble. and was donald trump being anti-semitic. interesting. we'll talk about that when we come back. [ ♪ music ♪ ] you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are comin
Apr 11, 2013 6:00pm PDT
view with her emotional story. kimberly. >> reporter: raj, come saturday, this post office on hope street will officially be known as the kenneth and ballard post office. this is due in large part to his mother's crusade to keep his memory alive. >> in some ways it seems like it was yesterday. >> reporter: it has been nine years since she lost her only child in the iraq war. in may of 2004, u.s. army first lieutenant ballard was killed after an accidental discharge of a weapon mounted on his tank. >> if you ask a question, what do you want most? we just don't want our children to be forgotten. >> reporter: this will become the kenneth and ballard memorial post office. >> it will be obvious and present that people will be able to see it. it wouldn't be in the back room. >> reporter: meredith says she hopes people who see her son's name on the building will take a moment to ask the simple question. >> who is this, who was he? hopefully they will be proud he was a citizen of mountain view. and know that there were some people that stood up for our country when they were asked. >> repo
Apr 17, 2013 5:00pm PDT
there. >> reporter: good evening. raj. i'm here on boylston street, yes, the memorial continues to grow here. throughout the day hundreds, perhaps thousands of people have brought flowers and candles in memory of those who died and those who were injured, but all the buzz is for a suspect in custody heading to the federal courthouse, hundreds of people there including an 8-year-old girl. take a look. her name is ava. when she heard the news she texted her father and needed to be there, she wanted to see the man who killed her friend from corridor 8-year-old martin richard who died in monday's marathon bombing. they were friends, very close friends and always played together. she had to see who took him from her. if the suspect was coming down here, what kind of feelings were you having? >> mad and scared. >> reporter: mad, explain that to me. >> when i first heard, i was really mad at him, like i didn't know who would do that, like i don't know what he was thinking at the time, but it was just really heartbreaking. >> when you say scared, explain that. >> i was actually shaking and cryi
Apr 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
't necessarily true. our own raj matthai sits down with former canadian ambassador to iran, ken taylor. >> "argo." >> reporter: if you peel away the oscar, look beyond the glitz of hollywood and the terror in tehran, you'll end up where it all began. a love story in berkeley. ken and pat taylor have come a long way. they met in 1958 as international students at uc berkeley and little did they know that more than 50 years later, berkeley native ben affleck would thrust them back into the international spotlight. >> i need you to help me make a fake movie. >> reporter: how much of it, first of all, it's a fascinating story. so many of us americans and people around the world knew about the hostage crisis but didn't know about this breakaway group of americans. >> well, the essence of the story is that six u.s. diplomats escaped out the side door of the embassy. after moving around, looking for some sanctuary, three stdays afr that they phoned a colleague of mine, said can canada be of help? >> reporter: canada saved the americans. ken was the canadian ambassador to iran. why put your life on the l
Apr 17, 2013 4:00am PDT
- largest-ever fine imposed, $157 million levied against raj rajaratnam in 2011. sac allegedly traded on information before it was made public. sac was not required to admit guilt as part of the fine, saying, "the settling parties neither admit nor deny the charges." american airlines is recovering from a computer outage that forced it to ground its entire fleet. american apologized for widespread outage in its reservations system yesterday afternoon. the electronic glitch caused nationwide flight delays for more than four hours before the issue was fixed. meanwhile, american's parent company, amr, is inching closer to its merger with u.s. airways. this week, amr filed formal plans to exit bankruptcy. they have been submitted to creditors for approval. a dell committee has a deal with billionaire investor carl icahn: icahn agrees to aquire no more than 10% of dell's shares; in return, he gets the right to communicate with other dell shareholders and, according to him, still conduct a proxy fight. dell's board is attempting to protect the company. icahn and blackstone group have expres
Apr 17, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. >> and i'm raj mathai. it has been a frantic day of development, discoveries and family stories and continues into the night both in boston and here in the bay area. we have a series of reports tonight. terry mcsweeney is in boston where friends and family members are coping with the terror. we begin with jodi hernandez in fremont with the local connection to the bomb material. >> unsettling development for this fremont battery development. the folks at tenergy are very upset to hear that their battery may have been used for the bomb. a far cry from what the batteries are designed to be used for. tenergy says it is widely used for hobbiests mainly remote control cars and trucks and sold at hundreds of mom and pop hobby shops and sold online. the company's vice president of technology says they are horrified to find out their batteries can be used in such an act. >> horrified, appalled, shocked. batteries used for toys, rc cars and trucks and to see it used in such a way is
Apr 18, 2013 5:30pm PDT
evening everyone, i'm in for raj mathai. >> we'll have more on the first lady's visit with the local victim on the attack. >>> and we begin with the investigation, free time off for the selective employees in the district attorney's office. our investigative unit first broke the story this month. santa clara district attorney jeff rosen giving time off to the staff, to make up for the 5% bonus cut. >> we have just learned county council has issued its opinion on the legality of the district attorney giving free time off. it is a confidential document delivered to the board of supervisors. the sources close to the county's investigation says it does not look good for the da. one problem is how it could open up for others in a big way. others call it the me-too clause. >> reporter: letter after letter. >> there is a lot of animosity towards mr. rosen right now. >> reporter: different unions, same concerns. >> we had an understanding, a trust, an agreement. a contract. and we did not expec to be sitting here today. >> reporter: it comes after our investigation exposes the district attor
Apr 20, 2013 6:00pm PDT
fingers crossed for the giants. up next, an nbc bay area special, "the interview with raj. see you tonight. >>> announcer: you are watching an nbc bay area special. tonight, "the interview." >> nobody in a position like mine had taken that step. as a result, i couldn't look to see how it turned out. >> he's an executive and trail blazer in nba basketball. he blazed a different trail when he came out as a gayman. now, rick talks about fizz fall out about his decision to share who he is. >> do the fans or owners care that you are gay? >>> we are living in a food carnival, what did we expect to happen? >> he fought big tobacco. the former head of the fda reveal what is is happening to our food. why, if you are fat it may not be your fault. >> you see the warriors their brains work. >> the writer, the father and the coach. what he noticed about his young soccer player that is prompted him to write a book about winning and losing and the question that prompted this reaction. so embarrassing, i can't believe it. >> good evening and thanks for joining us. we recently launched a new series profili
Apr 22, 2013 5:30pm PDT
evening. good night. -- captions by vitac -- now. >> i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. more eyes in the sky. security cameras led law enforcement to the bombers in boston and now some bay area leaders want more cameras on our city streets, too. while the extra blanket of security may comfort some others see it as an overreach. the police chief is making the case for more cameras on market. >> reporter: he did make his case for more cameras along busy market street but not everyone agrees with that. meanwhile, at the same time people are gathering to support boston. these runners you see here will take off soon to remember boston one week later while chief greg suhr is calling for more surveillance cameras. >> i'm not talking about monitoring them full time, during these major events when we have thousands and thousands of people. >> reporter: san francisco police chief greg suhr is making a major push for more surveillance cameras along market street. >> i don't think there is a person in this country that didn't watch the events of last week unfold and watched
Apr 23, 2013 5:00pm PDT
own life a r about a week later. >> reporter: well, raj, because the three suspects are minors, we don't know the sesk conditions of their house arrest, for example whether or not they can use cell phones or computerers even go to school purr but we know they all must wear ankle brace lets. the three teenage boys accused of sexually assaulting audrie pots all attended sar toy gla high school at the time of the attack. they were released from juvenile hall under house arrest. the device on their aings ankles are less than -- if they violate it, then the conditions of their release could be violated and they could be put back into custody until they have to go to court. >> the attorney representing audrie's family issued a statement today saying the family remains hopeful the young men will be prosecuted as adults. we otherwise are concentrating our energy on implementing new legislation. the family has contacted jim bale about proposed new legislation. he says one of his top priorities is to make changes to the system doesn't treat sexual assault different when the victim is unconscious
Apr 23, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. good night. . >>> good evening everyone. i'm jessica aguirre. >>> i'm raj mathai. new developments in the sexual assault case of a saratoga high school student. tonight, details about the house arrest for the three teenage boys who are accused of attacking audrey pott. her parents are in contact with politicians about new legislation. marianne favro has details. >> because the three suspects are minors, we don't know the conditions of their house arrest. can they use cell phones or go to school. they must all wear ankle bracelets. audrey pots are not -- they are fighting for new state laws. >> audrey pott took her own life less than two weeks after she was sexually assaulted last year. photos were shared electronically at her high school. now her parents are grappling with the news that the three 16-year-old boys accused are out of juvenile hall on house arrest. all three boys must wear monitoring devices on their ankles. director of golden state investigations say they must be worn 24/7. >> juvenile hall doesn't have the ability to monitor it. it's expensive to have somebody watch
Apr 24, 2013 5:00pm PDT
business tech reporter cruising today. what do you think? do you know what, raj. a high end bike that comes with its own plug-in motor so you'll go further, faster when you pedal to work. the commute tleen san francisco looked a little different today because a group of cyclists got an electric boost from a bay area company. bike maker specialized rolled out the turbo electric bike complete with its own built-in motor for extra power and to make your trip to work a little less of a sweat. >> it's about smooth so you can beat all of your friends while wearing jeans and for me girly shoes. >> it's a high end bike for those of you who really don't want a car. it's very pricey, starting at $5900, a steep premium for the extra charge. >> automatic up to your office, sit at your desk, it will are have a travel charger that's nice an compact, you can plug it, put it in a drawer if you got it, let it go all day. when you're ready to go, come back in, slides in, it's in place. >> if you love to bike and don't mind paying for extra power, the turbo might be for you. a sleem new way to get where you'r
Apr 24, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: well, raj, with two deadly incidents at the factory in bangladesh in a matter of mows, activists say the call for safety is urgent and they are focusing the call on walmart. coming here hoping to talk to a board director. a horrible scene in bangladesh. a building collapsed. activists say that some of the wokkers were making clothes for american brands, including walmart. >> we are about to counts more dead bodies. >> they are still reeling from a fablthry fire that killed many. they are trying meet with a walmart board of directors. through a translator the 24-year-old said she wanted to the tell the ceos to work harder to ensure safety. >> they are responsible for all these fire that i believe. and we are in a death trap because of them. >> in a statement, walmart said we are focused on investing our resources in pro active programs to address fire safety in the textile industry. and prevent the fires from happening. the factory workers and supporters protested outside the fair mont where the board member alvarez was attending the event. >> when they are having a fundraising pr
Apr 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. is there any chance to salvage this? >> reporter: it doesn't look like it, raj. it had been badly damaged and slanted for the last couple of years. there is no word on what will happen. this was the main thorough fair back in if late 1800s and early 1900 pz. today people stop by the snap picture to see what is left of the old faber psychry. >> it's a landmark. that thing has been crooked for a long time. >> when i was a kid, seven, eight years old, we used to go by have our bike fixed, needed a tire or bearings we always came to mr. faber. >> this gentleman here used to help me a lot and he would front me me and i would pay him later. him and his brother were great people. >> if you don't have a lot of money, you could come to fabers and have it put together. >> reporter: the faber family may have been as iconic as the building itself. >> it was a stagecoach stop and people would stop there while they're waiting for the stagecoach, had a bar and had some food and have a couple of pops before they got on the agecoach. >> it hurts. it brings a lot of memories. >> it's really saturday becaus
Apr 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. among those we saw raj mathai and damian trujillo helping out as well. >> all right. let's bring in dave now of comcast sports net, look at sports of coursement we have 9ers, sharks, warriors, giants. go ahead. >> you can just do the sports cast. i'd be happy with that. 49ers make a splash in the nfl draft. a pick that will be repped for years to come. and the warriors coming off their biggest win in years. we caught up with the guys and threat player dues the talking. >>> i'm dave feldman. you don't have to be james mason to know something special is going on at 56 and hegenberger. warriors took a lead over the denver nuggets. stef curry did play. when it was over there was a confetti celebration at the oracle arena. one the fans took part in, the players took part in and will try to duplicate it sunday. the vet keeps it in perspective. >> can't get too high, can't get too low. it was cool for what it was last night but that's over and done with. we're back to business as usual, you know, focus on sunday. >> it's too early to put them away. we have too much respect for them. a heck of a
Apr 3, 2013 5:00pm PDT
washington, d.c. steve? >> reporter: raj, thank you, this move to try to shield guam comes as north korea has renewed the threat to attack the u.s. trying to figure out what is going on with this young, erratic north korean leader, kim jong-un, the officials in washington are looking into it. bayers went up at the kaesong industrial area, more than 100 factories couldn't operate. the latest move by north korea look s drastic, because it hurt north koreans who work here. 50,000, cheap labor for south korean companies, one of the few ways the north and south cooperate. >> this is a symbol that kept people talking and moving. >> reporter: now that is snapped by kim jong-un, a new line crossed by north korea's erratic leader, who vowed yesterday to reopen a nuclear weapons reactor, and vowed yesterday to attack u.s. cities. the pentagon confirms a system is being sent to the u.s. base on guam, to intercept any north korean missiles. secretary of defense chuck hagel's assessment today. >> a real and clear danger, and threats to the interests, certainly of our allies starting with south korea. >> r
Apr 3, 2013 5:30pm PDT
in for jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. as we speak president obama's motorcade is winding through the streets of san francisco. mr. obama is here again for the fifth time in less than a year he is in town for a quick visit worth millions of dollars. air force one landed about 30 minutes ago. you see the president on his way to two big dollar fundraisers. you will notice here he was not greeted by anyone as he came off the plane right into that suv, the presidential suv. we begin our team coverage tonight. terry mcsweeney is in san francisco where protesters are prepared to greet mr. obama. we begin with cheryl hurd on the tarmac. >> reporter: as you can see air force one is behind me. they are cleaning it up and fuelling it up for the president when he leaves tomorrow. right now as you said the president is on his way to pacific heights for a cocktail party. after that he will be attending a dinner at the mansion. he is here, of course, to raise money, but he is focusing on the 2014 election. earlier today i talked with a professor from usf, political science professor james taylo
Apr 4, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: raj, parents are devastated by what allegedly took place inside this antioch school. attorneys representing several of the parents say special needs kindergartners who were punished with unthinkable abuse. >> it is shocking, there is no other word for it. >> reporter: the attorney said what special needs kindergartners at antioch's m & o grant elementary school allegedly endured at the hands of their teacher was unimaginable. he said that the teacher used techniques that were not called for and were abusive. >> this is a teacher who pinched children hard enough to leave bruises to control them.
Apr 5, 2013 5:30pm PDT
'm raj mathai. >> and i'm janelle wang in for jessica aguirre. a big day for bay area baseball. they were dazzling in their home opener. >> laurence scott has more on the pregame ceremony. >> we begin with kimberly tere outside at&t ballpark where fans are still celebrating. kimberly? >> reporter: it seems that party has moved from being inside at&t park to some of the restaurants and taverns around the ballpark. take a look now. there was nothing but smiles out here as tens of thousands poured into the park ready to see the world champs play the first game of the season at home. >> opening day i just get a warm feeling inside. >> reporter: filled with anticipation, fans packed at&t park for the sold out giants home opener today against the st. louis cardinals. >> and this is just fantastic. we love to see zito pitch and we love the giants. i've watched them since i was a kid, since willie mays. >> this is the most exciting thing that's happened to us. >> really? >> we're from merced, california. this is our first thing in the whole world to do. >> reporter: and for so many this game is a
Apr 8, 2013 5:30pm PDT now. >>> good nevening i'm raj matha. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. no more time off in the office. >> it's the latest fallout on our on going investigation into the da's office altering time sheets. jenna joins us now with the latest. >> excessive and irregular that is how the county executive's office explains giving of administrative leave in place of sick leave. it granted thousands of hours of paid time off to make up for 5% bonus cut in the wake of the county's budget crisis. tonight as the county takes action others are calling it a gift of public funds that may need to be paid back. >> i think your investigation brought up the issue of large numbers with regard to the use of administrative time. >> reporter: these are the time sheets that tell the story of thousands of hours of requested time off crossed out and given for free allowing employees to bank vacation days. >> the policy allows for administrative leave to be given and gives discretion to the district attorney to do that. >> reporter: it is that discretion the county is now limiting. >> we want to make sure that f
Apr 9, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. now. >>> good evening i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. >> a local district attorney is in hot water but perhaps what he did was completely legal. that is what the santa clara board of supervisors wants to know after our investigative unit found john rosen giving thousands of hours of free time off to employees. >> the county executive is asking the attorney general to step in after the board of supervisors discussed it this morning. it is the latest fallout in our on going investigation. >> can he do that. >> reporter: supervisor wants the county's own legal team to determine what atmosphere what d.a. jeff rosen did was legal when he granted thousands of paid time off to make up for a 5% cut. >> i would like to avoid the cost and the delay and having somebody sort out the fundamental question which is it allowed or not. >> reporter: how that question will be answered was the center of discussion today. the county executive suggested they seek outside opinion. other board members agreed. >> if we don't have somebody come in and make a determination as to what happened
Apr 10, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. >> and i'm raj mathai. we begin with a story you'll eonly on nbc bay area. we uncovered excops investigating police involved shooting. >>> this is what it boils down to. is it ethical to have former officers investigate officer-involved shootings if it involves their former police department. two ambulances in east oakland. what you can't see here is a ten year old. >> he was killed. >> his body lying lifeless on a sidewalk. almost a year later. his parents say the time continues to pass but the pain only builds. >> crying on tv. >> reporter: especially after the police officer was cleared. >> the pain is inflicted again. >> i took a look at that report. >> reporter: a reporter focused on crime and punishment. she obtained police prosecution records. >> discovered that ten of the last 23 officer-involved shooting investigations were investigated at the d.a.'s office by former oakland police officers. >> reporter: according to data from the oakland police department there have been at least 103 officer-involved shootings during the last 12 years. she discovered the same 20 polic
Apr 11, 2013 5:00pm PDT
in san jose. marianne favro is joining us. marianne? >> reporter: they certainly did, raj. more than 200 vets came here to the american legion hall in san jose. they met with a variety of employers, everyone from police departments to airlines to car dealerships and some of the vets even landed a second interview. they are looking for a few good men and women. more than 35 companies on a mission to hire veterans. they are participating in a job fair in san jose that's part of the national hiring our heroes program. nbc bay area is a proud partner of the program. an estimated 200 veterans interviewed as employers here today, including west point grad olson who served in the army for eight years and served a year in iraq. he was once in charge of $20 million worth of military equipment, he's now facing the possibility of starting over in an entry-level job. >> hey, we'll start you off at this very low level and then make your way up and it's a hard pill to swallow. >> reporter: but many employers here are convinced military skills will pay off in civilian jobs. >> soldiers are usually alre
Apr 12, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. >>> good evening on this friday night i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. we begin with the latest on the investigation of a sexual assault on a 15-year-old teenager named audrie pott. she took her own life days after the attack. it is a troubling story we reported last night. our usual policy is not to identify the victims of sexual assault or suicide. but in this case her parents want her name and face to be shown in an effort to prevent this from happening to anyone else. we have several answers on how the sheriff's department has handled the investigation. we have information about a key piece of evidence. p marianne favro is with us tonight. we begin with monte francis in san jose. >> reporter: the three 16-year-old boys are being held here at juvenile hall. we have learned way back in september they were cited on a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery and released. why did it take seven more months for them to be charged with felony? three 16-year-old boys in juvenile hall each with two felonies including one for distributing sexual photos of a minor. why it took so long for
Apr 16, 2013 5:30pm PDT
at the boston marathon when the bomb went off. >>> good tuesday evening. i'm janelle wang. raj mathai is on assignment. >> i'm jessica aguirre. tonight more bay area families are sharing their stories of terror in boston. what was supposed to be the memory of a lifetime, crossing that finish line at the historic boston marathon, turned into pure panic and confusion. terry mcsweeney joins us from boston where he spoke to a father and a son from los altos. they were just looking to have that ultimate running experience, but really they had the ultimate bonding experience. >> reporter: that's true. yesterday was going to be a very memorable day for the anderson family of los altos. father and son running together in the boston marathon. obviously it's a memorable day, but not for the reason they had hoped. here in boston tonight memorials like this going up here and there. this one on the street where the bombs went off. people stopping by to offer their prayers and thoughts for the victims. the andersons, meanwhile, are offering thanks for each other. >> this was going to be, you know,
Apr 1, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. >> and i'm raj mathai. in livermore a deadly accident has stalled traffic. one person is dead and another critically injured after their car drove off an embankment around 3:00 p.m. near the intersection of 580 and grant line road. all westbound lanes of 580 were closed briefly. they are now reopened but traffic is still slow through the area. >>> new tonight at 6:00. what did they know and when? a former teacher at a well-known performing arts center is facing charges of molestation. now there are allegations that former coworkers knew what was happening but said nothing. jodi hernandez joins us. those fellow employees might also be in legal trouble. >> reporter: it is called the mandatory reporting law and it requires people who work with or come in contact with children to report suspected abuse to police right away. tonight several employees connected to the leisure center for the arts are under the microscope and face possible criminal charges. >> it is the job of the institutions to be incredibly vigilant to protect our children. >> reporter: tonight there are questions whether thos
Apr 2, 2013 5:00pm PDT
jodi hernandez has more. >> reporter: raj, the lafayette police chief says as far as he knows, this is the first officer-involved shooting. they say they are looking into what took place in this building that ultimately led to gunfire from police. >> it sounded like you know, bang, bang, bang, i heard like three or four gunshots. and then i heard women or girls scre screaming. >> reporter: that is what folks who live in this lafayette neighborhood woke up to this morning, after they say police shot a knife-wielding man. the police went to the house after getting a series of hang-up calls from the home this morning. several windows were shattered. the scene of an apparent confrontation. >> they approached the resident, the subject came out of the home with a knife. the officers ordered him to drop the knife, several minutes later, shots came from the officers. >> reporter: a 28-year-old resident was taken to the hospital where he had surgery this morning. he is expected to recover. but neighbors are stunned. they say the people who live there, a couple and three grown children,
Apr 2, 2013 5:30pm PDT
right back here tomorrow evening. good night. with breaking news. >> i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm janelle wang in for jessica aguirre. the breaking news is happening in palo alto right now at 826 boyce avenue where a car has crashed into a home. it is just east of downtown palo al alto. police tell us an elderly man was driving this white suv when he crashed into this home. he also hit somebody on the front lawn. that person has reportedly been hit and taken to the hospital. no word on his condition as of yet. we have been told this home was scheduled for demolition. our chopper is over the scene and we'll keep you posted on any new developments. >>> tomorrow president obama will arrive in the bay area. tonight he is willing to make a $100 million investment to learn why we do what we do. the goal is to map the human brain. as you might expect the bay area is set to lead the charge. scott budman joins us now to explain. >> the research into how our brain works is being called brain mapping. think of it as the next wave of health related research given a big boost by the obama administrati
Apr 23, 2013 6:00pm PDT
, raj. and investors. they have been waiting for a while. watching apple shares tumble for the last three months. today, apple delivering mostly soothing news. sales were strong, the company says it sold more than 37 million iphones and 19 million ipads. apple will increase the dividend it pays to shareholders while buying back more of its own stock. that is a nod to its slumping stock price. >> the next 700 you know dollar price share was really inflated. the market is actually taken it to a logical correction, which is much closer. 400 is still lower than it should be. which means it's a pretty good value. >> apple's ceo tim cook told reporters on a conference call this afternoon that apple has new products coming starting this fall. now, apple share price popped $20 higher this afternoon as the earnings were released and then fell back to the level it settled at in regular trading. other companies in the news. no question about the direction of netflix stock after losing a staggering amount of value six months ago, they've been on a comeback tear. they've reported better than exp
Apr 1, 2013 6:00pm PDT
to be a disappointment here. welcome back, raj. a new view in san jose. we'll let you know if we get rain drops tonight and when our next storm arrives coming up in a few minutes. >>> both the raiders and 49ers making moves under center. details of the quarterback shuffling. but first we'll take you out to the ballpark. opening day is finally here as the giants take on the rivals, the dodgers in l.a. we are on the ground at dodger stadium with highlights and reaction next in sports. >>> did you know youtube is shutting down? it is april 1. the tech industry is famous for real innovation except for today. >> on april fools day it is famous for not so real ideas. scott budman found out why. >> it has taken us six years to develop the technology to achieve. >> reporter: an announcement by ogle big news, of course. but on april 1 be wary. >> the answer is good mail blue. >> the lines are in blue. >> reporter: this video from google blue is an april fools day spoof. >> we looked at building a wireless electrical system. >> reporter: so is this from silicon valley's -- >> making typing faster, easier and mor
Apr 5, 2013 7:00pm EDT
with many of the more tactical points that raj made about the deficiencies in the surge as defined by, as implemented by the obama administration. i do think that, um, we need to stay committed in afghanistan. i think we're going to be committed at much lower levels of manpower and money. i think the intent is to have reduced the force to something like somewhere in the area of 8-15,000, i think, with the lower level being the more likely level in terms of american troop levels after 2014. but i do think a continued commitment of that sort is going to be necessary. i don't see -- you've got several transitions coming in 2014. one is the transition from american combat operations to afghan combat operations. the other transition is from karzai-led afghanistan to somebody else-led afghanistan. the second of those transitions is by far the more delicate, the more difficult and the more decisive. the afghan army's not going to run away in 2014, but the afghan government could begin to disintegrate if the elections go badly, if they're indecisive, if they're devisive rather than bringing t
Apr 24, 2013 5:30pm PDT
people in a san jose hospital after a car crashes into the living room of a home. >> i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. just before 4:00 on the corner of leigh way and ann way. what a lot of damage. >> reporter: really a somber mood out here. this is one of the cars involved in this accident here. you can't see the second car because it is inside the home behind me. one of the firefighters said he had never seen a car go this far into a home. right now firefighters can't go inside the home. they are trying to make sure that it is structurally safe to go in there. they have been working on putting support beams up. at about 4:00 this afternoon firefighters say they responded to a call here on leigh avenue. the lieutenant tells me he believes from talking to witnesses out here on the scene that the people involved in the two-car accident are all minors and that it appears that they had been racing out here. quite a dramatic scene. we talked with witnesses earlier today and here is what they had to say. >> two bmws are coming, one red and one silver.
Apr 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
for being with us on this friday. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. tsunami debris confirmed. for the first time federal officials are saying a japanese fishing boat found along the shore is debris from that 2011 disaster. that boat found in crescent city south of the border. kim b kimberly tere joins us live. what the experts are saying about the finding and why some japanese residents are calling it a reason to be hopeful. >> reporter: that's exactly right. they are hopeful. after a two-year recovery process they call it a sign of hope. the ocean is unpredictable but those who study it saying finding the debris from the tsunami is incredibly helpful for research. this boat is a long way from home after being lost in the devastating tsunami in march of 2011. it washed ashore earlier this month in crescent city. >> the boat came from a high school in a town that was devastate devastated by the tsunami. >> reporter: noaa confirmed the boat's origin thursday with help from the japanese consulate. the confirmation means it's officially the first debris to reach california's shor
Apr 29, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. good night. -- captions by vitac -- now. >> i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. for many years here in the bay area he set the tone on the basketball court. now he is setting the tone off the court and changing the game. so much so president obama and clinton have reached out to him today. former stanford star, jason collins has come out of the closet and into the international spot light. in a revealing interview with "sports illustrated" magazine collins has become the first actively gay player in a professional team sport. we begin with cheryl hurd who joins us at stanford where he was a superstar. >> reporter: free agent jason collins took his team in the early 2000s to the final four. now folks here on campus are talking about him in a whole different way. reaction to jason collins' decision to go public by announcing he is gay in a "sports illustrated" article came quickly here on stanford's campus. >> what i can try to convey to jason today is how much i love him, how much i respect him and how much i love his family. >> reporter: so far collins has playe
Apr 5, 2013 5:00pm PDT
at their home opener. back to you, raj, live from at&t park, nbc bay area. >> very good. amy g. from the dugout. thank you. >>> there is the must-have food for many ballpark fans. we're talking about the garlic fries. how did the man behind them come up with the idea? his snacking vision coming up later on in this newscast. >>> all right. our poll question -- we're getting greedy around here. can the giants repeat as world series champs? you can vote by texting or calling 408-300-9222, and text one for yes, two for no. or tweet us @nbcbayarea. we're your official giants station on air and on line. head to and search "the cove" for more giants coverage. >>> we are following developing news out of oakland tonight. police are investigating a shooting involving one of their own officers. they got a call around 2:30 this afternoon about a robbery in progress on chestnut street. when they arrived, two armed men were coming out of the house in question. one suspect was carrying what police say appeared to be a glock. the other was carrying a knife. an officer opened fire hitting one man
Apr 10, 2013 5:00pm PDT
have a huge impact for the entire bay area, raj. the mayor and developer released details of that waterfront plan here at city hall this afternoon. the mayor says at a time when u.s. banks simply aren't lending money for development, chinese dollars are welcome. >> right now, it's fairly rundown. there's been little attention paid to it over the years. >> reporter: that's all about to change. this 65-acre stretch of oakland waterfront will soon undergo a major transformation. thanks in the part to a big investment by the chinese. >> we have maybe three or four projects like this that we're working on. but this is the first one to come through and it was very quick. >> reporter: mayor jean quan says she's been working hard to court chinese investors, hosting chinese visitors, traveling to china and her hard work appears to be paying off. governor jerry brown, in china himself right now, has announced a $1.5 billion investment partnership between the california-based developer and a china-based investor, that will bring 3,100 new housing units, 200 square feet of retail spac
Apr 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
someone is. raj, back to you. >> thank you, scott. if you are a runner, the boston marathon is a dream come true to be able to compete in it but today it was tragic. to get more from our coverage, visit our website, click on the red breaking news banner at the top of our website. there we have photos and video from the people on the ground and we've edited the video and photos to take away the bloodiest scenes there. our national teams are updating the information from the boston marathon. we're back in a moment. >>> president george bush's family larger tonight. the family posed for a photograph after daughter jenna bush hager gave birth to a girl. margaret laura hager but her nickname is mila. she weighed six pounds, 15 pounds and is named after her two grandmothers. >> very nice photo. thank you for joining us tonight. we have programming notes for you. up next, a special edition of "nightly news." we'll rejoin you for local news at 6:30. tonight from 7:00 to 8:00, another nbc news special report from the explosion in boston. you see "the voice" from 8:00 to 10:00. t
Apr 10, 2013 6:00pm PDT
(clicks tongue) i'll come a-knockin'. hey, raj, you didn't send your rsvp in. i'm suppose to ask you if you're bringing someone to the wedding. i'll let you know. well, can you make it soon? there's a battle royale going on over the seating charts. in one corner, bernadette's mom, in the other three, mine. yeah, i hate wedding receptions. yeah, i wish the bride and groom would take a cue from bilbo baggins. slip on the ring, disappear, and everyone goes home. mm, you liked professor geyser's wedding. they had a make-your-own-sundae bar. oh, that was a night to remember. do you know, on one trip i just had a bowl of nuts. anyway, you got to let me know if you have a plus one. because if not, my mom's trying to sneak in the doctor who sucked the fat out of her neck. all right, uh, fine. i'm coming and i'm bringing somebody. uh, koothrappali plus one. who you bringing? who are you bringing?! he's bringing me; who are you bringing? wow, what a bunch of nosey o'donnells. come on, who is it? i'm not telling. i'm from asia, i'm mysterious; deal with it. ♪ our whole universe was in a hot,
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Apr 26, 2013 1:00pm PDT
, and one of his fellow immaintains happens to be raj, the cofounder of the group, hedge fun, who was convicted would years ago of insider trading. he got 11 years, which means he won't get out of devon until july 4, 2021. now pack to the tsarnaev brothers. they're father was supposed to come to boston from russia, but now his wife, the brother's' mother, says the tripe is teach laid. she says that he is suffering from health problems, nerves, and high blood pressure. so she was in a car traveling to moscow. that trip delayed for now. obviously at some point he will go from moscow to boston, and as previously said, he wanted to come here to claim the body of his older son, tamerlan, who is now deceased, and try to visit dzhokar, but it is unclear if he will be able to visit dzhokar. that's up to the bureau of prison and their guidelineses in dealing with that suspect. neil? >> neil: thank you very much. well, 9/11, bp oil spill, virginia tech, and now the boston terror attack. we connect -- i want you to meet the man who decides.'d it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood l
Apr 27, 2013 7:00am PDT
be close to the truth. >> and that was raj matthew reporting. even jimmy carter got involved, saying the canadians were 90% responsible for getting those six americans out of iran. you can see more of this interview on our website, just go to >>> this morning, fans wait to see if legendary musician bob weir will perform tonight after he collapsed earlier this week. he was performing in new york. the 65-year-old there on the left, he fell ill while performing. the audience gasped when he fell over, then applauded as weir was helped to his feet. the band never stopped playing. weir and the band is expected to perform in jersey, new jersey, tonight. >>> still ahead on "today in the bay," how our nations heroes injured in war are stepping up to help comfort those whose lives were changed forever in the boston marathon bombing attacks. >>> plus, the unsettling discovery in new york and link to the september 11 terrorist attacks. >>> looking live at the golden gate bridge. at least about a third of it. this morning, low fog. let's find out what's happening the
Apr 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
hand was raj mathai and the girls and i did weeding in one of the gardens. still ahead on "today in the bay," new details in the investigation into the boston bombing attacks and why a recorded phone call between one of the suspects and his mother is raising new questions about what russian authorities knew about tamerlan tsarnaev before the attacks. >>> we are looking live at the san jose repper tore theater. on the right hand side of the screen is the time and the temperature. it said 50 degrees just a minute ago and let's check in with rob mayeda to check if that is accurate. >> job security. >> yes. >> well, we'll show you what's going on around the entire bay area. >> it's 53 according to our maps and san jose right now. 50 in san francisco, but look at santa rosa and nevada, very interesting temperatures and low 40s. you'll be adding 40 degrees by the afternoon and so you need a winter coat now ask t-shirt and tank top by the afternoon today. we have light winds and sea breeze starting to back off. i want to show you pacifica to half moon bay, warmest spot drive down highwa
Apr 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
a pretty nice makeover. >> scott budman was out there, raj. we had a pretty good crew. >> we painted the hop scotch on the playground very carefully. >>> 5:09. another south bay school that got a little bit of a makeover over the weekend. we'll have that coming up next >>> all eyes on l.a., the multibillion dollar fight over who is responsible for michael jackson's death gets under way. >>> students at san jose middle school going back to class will find their classroom reformed. service group working to transform the middle school. administrators there say the school was in huge need of a facelift. workers worked very hard out there painting the lockers and the walls. this he added a nice colorful mural on the jut side of the building. >> this school and the neighbor hoot and the community doesn't necessarily have the best reputation. so we are working on changing our reputation in the community. by having the church and beautiful day come in, it has been huge. not only did they bring so many people to come in and tell the community other people care, it also brought the community i
Apr 4, 2013 6:00pm PDT
reporter steven stock has more. >> reporter: you know, raj, janelle, i discovered the problem ten years ago, it is getting worse. we discovered prison inmates stealing tax refunds they were not due. what is worse, these crooks are already sitting in jail doing time for other crimes. despite the fact that the irs knows this is going on, the problem is now growing. the irs's own figures show the crime has jumped 300% just in the last two years. and the inspector general who oversees the irs says the tax agency must do more to stop it. >> it is not acceptable, i mean, an honest, hard working american taxpayer should not be able to have his or her burden increased by someone cheating the system. gaming the system. and that is what is occurring. >> reporter: so how in the world is all of this happening? and why can't the irs do more to stop it? well, tonight, we'll take you behind the scenes to learn firsthand from the guy who actually ran the scam how it works. we'll also talk to many other people including the inspector general himself as well as a former irs agent who tried to stop all of thi
Apr 15, 2013 6:00pm PDT
are injured. trying to get in touch with their loved ones. thanks for joining us. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. the fbi has taken over this investigation. >> this is impacting athletes and families from across the world including right here in the bay area. you see the multiple cameras capturing the explosion from several angles. this is the heart of boston literally and figuratively. >> cheryl hurd is at the oakland coliseum where security has been increased. tony kovaleski has the latest on the investigation but we begin with scott budman who has been in touch with several of the bay area runners and has participated in the day's race. >> absolutely. there were several bay area runners represented. we spoke to a few of them after the explosion and they told us stories of chaos. >> reporter: it was a frightening scene of confusion and several cross the finish line before the explosion it went from one of accomplishment to chaos. >> maybe 20 seconds away and i'm passing this explosion and like 20 seconds later there was a bigger explosion. i turned around to look at that and
Apr 1, 2013 9:00am EDT
that have occurred, are you with steve raj? you go out to dinner with these guys? you are on a first name. >> that's true. i actually never did speak, thankfully to raj. >> probably for the best. >> he was not a source, i would point out. but i also spoke to raj and i'm just going to go with the three letters, all right? it has had the effect of cushing this behavior, don't you agree? and i was wondering if the lack of performance was to a certain extent because nobody's doing this anymore. they have no edge on celgene. they don't have the quarter on celgene and bob is not giving them the quarter on celgene and that isn't what they do anymore because everybody goes to jail and jail is still a really bad place to go, and steinberg did not faint and that's unusual, and there had been faintings and how about that data and i believe it was from the piece in "the new york times" that that he was staying in hotels in order to avoid the spector of the fbi. good details. >> he's been covering it and the guy had slacks and a nice outfit. sometimes they looked at his pajamas. >> do you think he was
Apr 17, 2013 11:00pm PDT
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